Define Me By My Craft
‘Define me by my craft’ is a project that celebrates U.K. based female-identifying makers. Crafting has been considered a widely male-dominated profession, further perpetuating the sexual division of labour. Tia Bryant utilises a handmade camera to document this community of women, generating conversations surrounding craft and feminism. Craftsmanship is fluid concept; merging old and new technologies has been integral for its survival. Craft has an inherent authenticity of labour-ship, allowing you to see, feel and smell how it was made. After the COVID-19 outbreak, Bryant had to work from home, incorporating modern technology with darkroom methodologies. The photos are documents of this and the community developed during these uncertain times, every encounter has been immortalised into a single, inimitable print.
Georgia Bond • Kelly Bryan • Tia Bryant • Alice Cobert • Holly Houlton • Johann Koop • Emma McGarry • Jasmine Smith • Georgia Weston •